We believe that grassroots abolitionists are essential to ending trafficking—they can be engaged, equipped and organized to effect change.
About Advocacy and Mobilization
Growing the modern day abolition movement and seeing people equipped to truly make a difference has been important to Love146 from its founding days. We believe that grassroots abolitionists are essential to ending trafficking—they can be engaged, equipped and organized to effect change. Through this work of mobilization, we’ve seen thousands come together, advocating for practical and specific changes that will be felt by those affected by trafficking and exploitation in their communities.
We know this kind of change doesn’t come from short-lived enthusiasm, so education is a central component to our action opportunities. For those journeying alongside us, Love146 has an Abolitionist Curriculum that allows individuals and groups to approach learning about the nuances of trafficking, to stand against trafficking, and to fuel the work of Love146. We also connect supporters to ways they can advocate for laws that protect and support vulnerable and exploited children. In addition to equipping individuals, groups we call Love146 Volunteer Teams are central tools of our mobilization and advocacy. Volunteer Teams are passionate volunteers meeting on campuses, in churches, and in cities across the U.S. and the globe to learn more about trafficking and take action together in their local communities.
Though our mobilization efforts, we are seeing people equipped to become high-impact abolitionists and advocates of change. Love146 believes that everyone can play an important role in ending trafficking and exploitation, and we’re connecting our supporters to meaningful opportunities to take action.
Every February, many of us from all over the world participate in the @enditmovement’s annual campaign to “Shine a Light on Slavery.” Depending on what you used to draw a red X on your hand (symbolizing your commitment to the movement), it will either fade rapidly or over time. No matter what, it WILL fade.
Students are growing up in a world of social media. Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat — these are today’s gathering places. The space where youth engage in the normal adolescent behavior of exploring and testing their boundaries. As a preventative measure, we want to teach kids how to safely navigate the Internet, how to recognize when something may be getting out of control, and how to access help when needed.
Giving up is never the right answer. Reevaluating, yes, reimagining, of course — but never giving up. Yet that was nearly the end result of one Volunteer Team after a year of floundering. What a mistake that would have been. They rebounded with more impact than they had considered possible. Here’s how it all went down.
When people hear about child trafficking and exploitation they want to do something about it. But the issue is daunting, and thinking about what you can do tangibly to make a difference is vexing. We get it. We want you to know that engaging with a grassroots movement in your community, such as a Love146 Volunteer Team, is one of the most powerful and impactful actions anyone can take towards making a safer world for children. Here’s why.
Last week, you came through to help us launch a bill that would guarantee privacy to victims of trafficking in Connecticut. And now we need your help again in the final push to protect the confidentiality of the young survivors we work with, and many more.
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We welcome businesses seeking to support Love146, a charity with international coverage, unique expertise in its field and links to local communities throughout Europe.Throughout our partnership, we work with you to understand your business needs, make clear how we think we could add value, and chart an agreed pathway ahead.
There are a number of ways through which we can create a partnership:
Support for specific activity, be it sharing your expertise or making a clear-cut financial donation.
Payroll giving, enabling donations to Love146 directly from salaries. This is a highly tax-efficient way of supporting us, costing individual donors less (because the donation is made before tax) and allowing us to receive more. Many companies run payroll giving schemes.
Challenge events, through which staff morale can be enhanced around a shared goal and positive outcome of supporting children exploited in the UK and Europe.
Cause-related marketing forming a partnership with each through providing resources and funding, whilst at the same time addressing important Love146 business objectives.